Even though the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike season is just two rounds in, Danny Buchan believes the championship is already at the forefront of everyone’s mind. 

In fact, it was with this thinking that Buchan’ ‘harsh or brave moves’ as he called them on Christian Iddon (race two) and Peter Hickman (race three) which both resulted in contact, were needed in order to claim as many points as possible. 

"The championship is massively important and you could see from Knockhill I did pull a few harsh or brave moves, however you want to put it, but this is a championship and I need to take as many points as I can, when I can," added Buchan. 

"I knew I had to get through to win those races and the championship is always at the forefront of everything you are doing, so at Brands Hatch we need to take what we can, when we can. 

"If we are only good enough for a top six we take that, if we can be there fighting for the win, then we fight."

Just like last year, riders are facing another condensed schedule as Brands Hatch gears up for the first of its two rounds next weekend - one Buchan believes will create ‘crazy’ racing.  

The SYNETIQ BMW rider said: "I think it’s going to be crazy next weekend! Everyone is going to be aggressive, everyone is out to win at the minute and stamp their authority. 

"We all want to win as many races as we can and I don’t think that will stop any time soon!"